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for a living. next in your "world tonight." >>> treading lightly. vice president joe biden is in asia tonight hoping to make progress on two sensitive topics. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with our "world tonight." >> raj and jessica, one issue has local ties. vice president biden is expected to discuss the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to coun
korea said they released newman because he apologized for his alleged crimes. vice president joe biden is in south korea meeting with u.s. soldiers as part of the 60th anniversary. he praised north korea for releasing newman and added he did not play direct role in securing the veteran's release and called attention to this man, kenneth bae, another u.s. citizen being held in north korea. >> it is a positive thing they have done but they have bae who has no reason being held and should be released immediately. and we are going to continue to demand his release, as well. >> authorities arrested bae on charges of committing hostile acts against north korea. >> merrill newman's homecoming story is our top story on nbcbayarea.com. >>> we are learning the oakland as bid was initially denied by major league baseball quite some time ago. major league baseball commissioner informed the team in a letter back on june 17. that letter turned up in a federal court filing last night. all of this is stemming from a lawsuit between the city of san jose and baseball. the team's owner says he is still f
cuts in pensions are expected for city workers. >>> vice president joe biden is wrapping up his trip to japan, where the focus was china. he and the japanese prime minister discussed how to deal with china's declaration of the east china sea which until recently has been known and still is international airspace. chinese says all aircraft including passenger airlines must now get approval to fly through the zone or face possible military action. vice president biden will travel to beijing tomorrow. >>> in the hot seat. today, the editor of "the guardian" defended the newspaper's decision to publish information from edward snowden. the editor said he only released about 1% of the material that was given to them by the former nsa contractor. scotland yard, meantime, confirmed today it is investigating whether "the garden" should face terrorism charges for publishing high-level security secrets. and that is your "world tonight." >> thank you, janelle. >>> take a look. an amazing story of survival. a man is found alive inside the hull of a sunken tugboat after being trapped underwater fo
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